Vladimirs Leščovs makes films in Latvia, where his Lunohod studio is registered. However, the scale he works on is international – for example, he has dedicated a short film to the Japanese (The Letter from Hibakusha, produced by the NHK Hiroshima Station and his only film with dialogue) and has collaborated with and co-produced films with Canadians and Estonians. Leščovs animated films are figural; for the most part, they centre around a clear, albeit paradox-rich, fable told in laconic, pictorial form. His themes revolve around border situations where opposites meet: sleep and wakefulness, clarity and intoxication, life and death, meeting and parting. In this lecture he dives into his own creative process from the perspective of storytelling.